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Live coverage | Mitt Romney rally in Va. Beach
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 8, 2012 | Mike Hixenbaugh

Posted on 09/08/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by republicangel

Del. Barry Knight, with a bit of folksy charm, warmed up a crowd of several hundred people who had gathered in an aircraft hanger to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Knight, a Pungo hog farmer, echoed the GOP's "We built that" theme as he told a story of working on a dairy farm growing up, hoping to someday buy his own farm.

"I didn't see a government official milking that cow," Knight shouted to cheers.

Cars were lined up for a half mile along the rural two-lane road leading to the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum, where Romney was scheduled to speak at 1:25 p.m.

(Excerpt) Read more at hamptonroads.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; va2012

1 posted on 09/08/2012 10:24:32 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: republicangel
This, from the chat box on your linked page:

Denise: Just announced Romney stuck in traffic on Princess Anne Rd

pungotracie: looks like more than a few hundred people to me...lol...theres been far more than that driving by my house here on Princess Anne Rd, some people got out of their cars and started walking. :)

2 posted on 09/08/2012 10:42:20 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: republicangel

Thanks for posting. We’re watching and waiting for Romney now.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 10:44:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Pat Robertson sitting behind in seats just behind podium


4 posted on 09/08/2012 10:52:49 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: republicangel

Cool live feed! That crowd is a lot larger than “several hundred”.


5 posted on 09/08/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by smoothsailing (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people - Clint Eastwood)
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To: republicangel

“LIveFreeOrDIe1776: No union thugs, no agitators, no occupier anarchists, no race bullies....That’s America at its best!”


6 posted on 09/08/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by smoothsailing (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people - Clint Eastwood)
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To: smoothsailing

Feed seems to be having problems. Screen shows OFFLINE.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 10:57:21 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

It’s working fine now. VA GOV McDonnell is warming up the crowd, praising the local veterans and the military.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 11:02:48 AM PDT by smoothsailing (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people - Clint Eastwood)
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To: smoothsailing

What are the crowd sizes? I’m kind of worried. Sarah was pulling huge crowds and I saw Bush in PA with a crowd of like 20,000.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 11:05:21 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: republicangel

MR coming on now


10 posted on 09/08/2012 11:05:21 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: republicangel

It’s really a treat to watch and LISTEN to Romney at one of these rallies.

I highly recommend it! :)


11 posted on 09/08/2012 11:07:49 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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Leading the Pledge as part of his speech, crowd all joined in


12 posted on 09/08/2012 11:09:13 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: tomkat
"I will not take out of our platform, off our coins, or out of our hearts"

zing !

13 posted on 09/08/2012 11:10:13 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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grrrrr ... won’t take God out of ...


14 posted on 09/08/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: tomkat

will create 15 new ships for Navy per year .. will not cut military !


15 posted on 09/08/2012 11:12:43 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: republicangel

On CNN now


16 posted on 09/08/2012 11:12:46 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Thanks for the update!


17 posted on 09/08/2012 11:14:30 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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“will make north america energy independent in 8yrs .. will double permitting on federal lands”


18 posted on 09/08/2012 11:16:51 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: republicangel
That's all .. good speech .. thanks for the link, angel   :-)
19 posted on 09/08/2012 11:24:43 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: republicangel

Very inspirational and uplifting speech. A home run.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 11:25:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: raccoonradio

“Pat Robertson sitting behind in seats just behind podium”


We noticed that. Given the emphasis on God and country in Mitt’s speech having Robertson there was a powerful visual.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 11:28:43 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Right_in_Virginia

When CNN cut away, thankfully I was able to watch the rest on my Droid.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 11:31:10 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

It was good, wasn’t it?

I love listening to him. I feel very...dare I say.... hopeful! :)


23 posted on 09/08/2012 11:33:05 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Starboard
I like how the republican speakers for the most part do not yell their speeches... Obama is at the top of his lungs in every campaign event..like we cannot understand unless he yells
24 posted on 09/08/2012 11:33:05 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Granted, Romney is no Reagan, but, his speeches have a calming, inspirational tone to them.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 12:46:37 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: smoothsailing

I just love how the media always says “hundreds” at the R&R rallies, when in truth there are thousands in attendance.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

I think it is like sitting down and having a conversation. Nice and relaxed and comfortable without all the noise. Ever hear when obama is speaking... it’s like he is in the back of the room trying to be heard. So much shouting... Loud and obnoxious.


27 posted on 09/08/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Catsrus

I think it is like sitting down and having a conversation. Nice and relaxed and comfortable without all the noise. Ever hear when obama is speaking... it’s like he is in the back of the room trying to be heard. So much shouting... Loud and obnoxious.


28 posted on 09/08/2012 1:33:53 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: tomkat

Glad everyone enjoyed it. I didn’t even get to watch, had to take puppy to his puppy class. lol


29 posted on 09/08/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT by republicangel
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